Engine-Codes - Generic - P0960

P0960 - Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0960 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Pressure Control Solenoid 'A'
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' harness is open or shorted
  • Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0960?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Cost of diagnosing the P0960 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0960 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0960 Meaning

The Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid Valve an electronic pressure regulator that controls transmission line pressure based on current flow through its coil windings. As current flow is increased, the magnetic field produced by the coil moves the solenoid’s plunger further away from the exhaust port. Opening the exhaust port decreases the output fluid pressure regulated by the PC solenoid valve, which ultimately decreases line pressure. The line pressure solenoid valve regulates the oil pump discharge pressure to suit the driving condition in response to a signal sent from the Transmission Control Module (TCM).

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Information for specific makes

  • P0960 BUICK Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open
  • P0960 CADILLAC Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open
  • P0960 CHEVROLET Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open  
  • P0960 DODGE Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open
  • P0960 GMC Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open  
  • P0960 SATURN Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Control Circuit/Open

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